First I got the SW credit card- charged my property taxes at beginning of year- shuffled my money around. Got 50,000 points- bought 4 round trip direct flights from San Antonio to Las Vegas using points. Bringing my son and his fiancé. Staying 4 nights at MGM -2 comped 2 paying for in a Stay Well Room- for me and my husband about $350 all in including tax and resort fee. A whopping $50 resort credit- Putting the kids up at NYNY for good rate all 4 nights at $320 all in tax and resort fees. $75 myVEGAS free play for me and husband. 2 free tickets to KA. American Express doesn't offer the mlife cards for points anymore- I used to get at least $200 worth . So instead I got a $80 Groupon for Sugar Factory for $49. Used American Express points for a Groupon gift card and then purchased through SW rapid Rewards and got 98 points. Ditto for 2 Dry Bar Blowouts for me and my son's fiancé $70 using my Amex points and purchased through SW rapid rewards 140 points. I bought $50 gift card through Amex for Uber rides. I did buy the Darden Restaurant $100 and get $20 free - through SW and got either 200 or 100 points- I forgot. plan to use that at Yard House at the Linq. I have 2 ACG books and have made a couple of trades. Love Nathan's and Original Chicken Tenders. Will probably buy 2 LVA books. Plan to do a downtown casino crawl and use the Cosmo and Paris Burger Brassiere coupons. You can do Vegas on a budget but it takes a little effort.